Michele Angelini - Tenore - I Print

Heralded by the Dallas Morning News as an artist who "displays a voice of silken loveliness as well as graceful agility," Michele Angelini made his European operatic debut at the world famous Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro as Count Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims and has been thrilling audiences on leading international stages in the operatic repertoire of Bellini, Donizetti, Gluck, Mozart, and Rossini.

Mr. Angelini has made a series of critically acclaimed appearances at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London.  After his outstanding debut as Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, he returned for performances as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and appeared in the new production of Gluck's rarely performed 1774 French version of Orphée et Eurydice with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists.  He then accompanied Maestro Gardiner and his ensembles to perform the role in concert at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and the Opéra Royal at the Château de Versailles.  He also made his Berlin Staatsoper debut as Almaviva, after that he starred in Il Viaggio a Reims in Moscow and Koln; La Cenerentola in Rome; Anna Bolena in Vilnius; Elisabetta Regina d'Inghilterra in Wildbad; Marin Faliero and Medea in Corinto at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo; Il Turco in Italia in Glyndebourne and Munich; La Cenerentola in Madrid. Other recent engagements include: Orfeo ed Euridice in Florence under Gatti; Rossini’s Armida in Wildbad; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Oslo and Miami; Anna Bolena and La Juive in Vilnius.

Highlights of past seasons include Il viaggio a Reims at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, L'italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera (ABAO), and the Atlanta Opera, Così fan tutte at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the world premiere of Benoit Mernier's Frühlings Erwachen at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Don Giovanni at the Royal Swedish Opera and Savonlinna Opera Festival, La cenerentola at Fort Worth Opera and Opera Colorado, Il turco in Italia at Düsseldorf’s Deutsche Oper am Rhein, La sonnambula at Florida Grand Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Royal Swedish Opera and New Orleans Opera, the title role in Mozart’s Il sogno di Scipione with Gotham Chamber Opera, and Chabrier's Le Roi Malgré Lui at Bard Summerscape. Worth mentioning a string of appearances as Almaviva at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, at Pittsburgh Opera, a return to ABAO, La gazza ladra at the Glimmerglass Summer Festival, Argirio in Tancredi with Opera Philadelphia and Grimoaldo in Handel's Rodelinda at the Teatro Real Madrid; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Berlina and La Cenerentola in Toulouse.

Metropolitan Opera engagements have included La Fille du Régiment and Rossini's Armida, La donna del lago,Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini's Stabat Mater; his official debut is scheduled in October 2016 as Ruodi, the fisherman in the new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell.

Plans include: Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Napa Valley and Abramo e Isacco (Myslivecek) with Collegium 1704 on tour.

Concert work has featured the tenor in Rossini's Otello with Opera Orchestra of New York and Moïse et Pharaon with The Collegiate Chorale both at Carnegie Hall, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the New York Choral Society at Lincoln Center, and Handel’s Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and at Oslo’s Den Norske Opera.

Awards include First Prize in the 2010 Savonlinna Opera Festival International Singing Competition, First Prize in the 2012 Gerda Lissner Foundation Singing Competition, TopPrize winner of the 2013 Opera Index Award,, and an Encouragement Award in the memory of Charles Anthony from the George London Foundation.

He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in both Vocal and Bassoon Performance.

May 2024


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